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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restore of Encrypted VMs

Veeam Backup & Replication supports restore of encrypted VMs. You have the following restore options:

  • You can back up an encrypted VM and restore it as encrypted.
  • You can back up an encrypted VM and restore is as unencrypted.
  • You can back up an unencrypted VM and restore it as encrypted.

To let Veeam Backup & Replication successfully restore an encrypted VMs, the backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:

  • VM encryption instances must be pre-configured in the virtual infrastructure: you must set up the key management server, create the VM encryption policy and assign it to VMs in advance.
  • The backup proxy used for restore must be working in the Virtual appliance transport mode or Network transport mode with SSL encryption enabled.
  • The backup proxy working in the Virtual appliance transport mode must be deployed on an encrypted VM.
  • You must place VM disks on datastores to which the VM Encryption policy is assigned. To do this, at the Datastore step of the wizard, select a VM disk, click Datastore and select a datastore under the VM Encryption policy.

If a VM has several disks, you can optionally restore some disks as encrypted and some disks as unencrypted. Keep in mind, however, that the VM configuration file must always be placed on a datastore to which the VM Encryption policy is assigned.

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